Alternate Names : Acute Paralytic Poliomyelitis OR APP, Polio, Type 1 Poliovirus, Paralytic Poliomyelitis, Nonparalytic Poliomyelitis, Infantile Paralysis
How is the infection diagnosed?
Polio may be suspected in a child who has paralysis on one side of the body
that occurred after a short, flu-like illness. To diagnose the disease, a
tap is done to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. A
culture is done, and the person's stool is tested to see if polio